Providence Housing Authority

100 Broad Street
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 2903

Providence Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Providence, Rhode Island that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 29th, 2020, Providence Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Family Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Near-Elderly Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Providence Housing Authority serves Providence.

Providence Housing Authority joined the Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List Portal on June 6, 2019.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Near-Elderly Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Providence Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) Family Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted since at least July, 2015, until further notice.

According to the PHA, "Individuals who are elderly (62 years of age or older) and/or disabled/handicapped and living with one family member or household member (over the age of 18) OR have living with them two family members or household members (over the age of 18) who deem themselves a couple OR have legal custody of a minor child or two minor children (of the same sex not 10 years apart) are eligible for a two bedroom unit (high-rise).

Applicants who are a single head of household and/or living with a significant other who are not elderly (62 years of age or older) and/or disabled/handicapped are eligible for a one bedroom unit."

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the pre-application online here. Select the link in the section below the "How to Apply" header.
  2. Visit the PHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 100 Broad St, Providence, RI 02903.
  3. Pick up a pre-application at a Family community.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (401) 751-6400.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Near-Elderly Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) Near-Elderly (50-61) Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2019, until further notice.

According to the PHA, "Individuals who are between 50 to 61 years of age, and are neither disabled nor handicapped are eligible for a studio only."

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Visit the PHA to pick up an application, located at 100 Broad St, Providence, RI 02903.
  2. Pick up an application at a high-rise community
  3. Call (401) 709-1300.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (401) 751-6400.

Last Updated on 09/04/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) Elderly (62+)/Disabled Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2019, until further notice.

According to the PHA, "Individuals who are 62 years of age or older and/or disabled are eligible for a studio; they may opt for a one bedroom unit.

Individuals who are elderly (62 years of age or older) and/or disabled/handicapped, and living with a spouse or a significant other are eligible for a one bedroom unit.

Individuals who are elderly (62 years of age or older) and/or disabled/handicapped and living with a household member over the age of 18 are eligible for a two bedroom unit."

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Visit the PHA to pick up an application, located at 100 Broad St, Providence, RI 02903.
  2. Pick up an application at a high-rise community
  3. Call (401) 709-1300.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (401) 751-6400.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2019.

About Providence Housing Authority

More information about Providence Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://provhousing.org/.

Representatives of Providence Housing Authority may be available by phone at (401) 751-6400. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/29/2020, it is not known if Providence Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Providence Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Providence Housing Authority manages 2,314 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,879 51 62 106 184
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $710 $554 $701 $652 $555
Monthly Cost $1,333,303 $28,238 $43,446 $69,072 $102,134

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Providence Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 211 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 57 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $14,613 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Providence Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 47% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Providence Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $375 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $719. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $157.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Providence Housing Authority

Hartford Park

300 Hartford Ave
Providence, RI
Call For Rent
1-6 BR
Family & Senior

Dexter Manor

100 Broad St
Providence, RI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Dominica Manor

100 Atwells Ave
Providence, RI
55+
62+

Carroll Towers

243 Smith St
Providence, RI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
55+
62+

Kilmartin Plaza

160 Benedict St
Providence, RI
55+
Accessible
62+

Parenti Villa

25 Tobey St
Providence, RI
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Chad Brown & Admiral Terrace

263 Chad Brown St
Providence, RI
Family & Senior

Codding Court

144 Dodge St
Providence, RI
Family & Senior

Manton Heights

31 Salmon St
Providence, RI
Family & Senior